The Civil Society Conference, as a follow up on the Iraq second National Action Plan (NAP) for United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security, in view of Women, Peace and Security Agenda and COVID-19 pandemic, was held on 26th September 2020 in Baghdad with the participation of more than 65 representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) and Iraqi Government institutions. The conference was organized by the Alliance 1325 and supported by EuroMed Feminist Initiative in the framework of the ‘Madad for Women’ project, funded by the European Union through the EU’s Regional Trust Fund, the EU ‘Madad Fund’. The meeting was also co-sponsored by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The main objective was to follow up on the progress made in the development of the second NAP since the national civil society conference in February 2020 and support its adoption and implementation. Furthermore, the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on women was discussed and recommendations for gender sensitive measures in the national response were elaborated.
Outcomes of Second National Action Plan for United National Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
05 Oct 2020